Former Governor Bala James Nggilari of Adamawa State has disclosed that despite his abiding principles and inclination to remain in one political party, he has to finally call it quits with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the party has died and just waiting to be buried in the year 2023.
Nggilari who made the disclosure during a stakeholders press conference of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yola, on Saturday, noted that as a principled politician, he has remained a loyal member of the party since he joined it in 1999 but noted that, he has to leave it after corruption and sleaze contributed to kill it.
It may be recalled that despite the defection of his former boss, Murtala Nyako to the APC in 2013 as a result of irreconcilable differences Nyako had with then president Goodluck Jonathan, Bala Nggilari who was then a deputy governor has remained in PDP.
The former governor, who defected to the APC in 2020, was the PDP’s Adamawa North Senatorial candidate at the 2019 general election.
He said, ”One of the reason why I dumped PDP for APC is that PDP is a dying party. In fact PDP is dead and it will be buried in 2023.
”Secondly, I don’t see PDP as an alternative for the future of Nigeria, because the contradictions in the party will make its members go to the graveyard and we will help them bury themselves.“
He noted that his reason for identifying with APC is because of its laudable objectives that will take Nigeria to the promised land and give hope to our future generations.
He said that any nationalist who wanted the country to move to the next level, should join the APC as it has no alternative at present.
He said that there was hope for Nigeria and its citizens under the APC led Federal Government, urging progressive politicians across the country to rally round the party.
“I wish those who chose to remain in PDP well, ” Ngillari said.
He said that the APC currently has 90 per cent followership in Adamawa, assuring that the party would take over the state in 2023.
“Adamawa has abundant natural resources if properly harnessed, the resources would boost the economy of the state and the country at large,” he said.
He called on the people of the state to support APC for the future and development of the country.